What does FACS mean?
The letters FACS (Fellow, American College of Surgeons) after a surgeon's name mean that the surgeon's education and training, professional qualifications, surgical competence and ethical conduct have passed a rigorous evaluation, and have been found to be consistent with the high standards established and demanded by the College. Visit the website at www.facs.org for more information.
Dara Christante, MD, FASCRS, FACS
Dara Christante, MD, FASCRS, FACS is a board certified Colon & Rectal Surgeon. She graduated from medical school at the University of Texas with academic honors in 2004. She completed her surgical training at Oregon Health & Sciences University, spending additional years during residency participating in cancer. Dr. Christante completed subspecialty training at the University of Minnesota Colon & Rectal Surgery Fellowship Program. Her practice includes all elements of the subspecialty: management of cancers of the colon, rectum and anus, colorectal polyps, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, diverticular disease, and anorectal conditions as well. She also treats patients with pelvic floor disorders such as fecal incontinence and rectal prolapse. She is dedicated to the application of minimally invasive surgical techniques like laparoscopy and robotic surgery when appropriate for patients. She is actively involved in quality improvement projects, clinical reserarch and medical student education.